“Being a traditional black and white film photographer, I find inspiration and satisfaction creating images in my own darkroom. There — as when I am making the photograph — I am once again working in the dim, meditative light that encourages me to slow down and immerse myself in the creative process”.
Feelings of excitement, suspense and sometimes fleeting moments of fear of the unknown come over me when I photograph at night. There is something magically seductive and alluring. Working at night has a compelling drama all of its own, where light moves in all directions creating shadows, fantasies and fascination in a dreamlike world reminiscent of the theater stage. Here, I am not interested in the literal interpretation, but seek to reveal the deeper mysteries found within.
My interest in night photography happened early on and remains my primary focus where I often travel abroad to remote places. Working alone and uninterrupted is an integral part of my creative process.
I am a Bay Area native and earned a B.A. degree in Theater Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. My photographs have been exhibited in more than 40 group exhibitions along with my solo exhibition “Silent Spaces” at SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport.